We, The Corporations?

Posted on February 8, 2013. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , |

By Caren Z. Turner

CZT Bio Photo medium resizeWe are proud to call Congressman Jim McGovern of Massachusetts our friend and one of the best congressmen we know! Last week he introduced a bill to amend the US Constitution. The bill would overturn the US Supreme Court’s January 2010 ruling in Citizens United v. FEC and to make clear that corporations are not people with rights under the US Constitution.

“The Citizens United ruling,” McGovern continued, “marks the most extreme extension of a corporate rights doctrine which has eroded our First Amendment and our Constitution. Now is the time for a 28th Amendment that lifts up the promise of American self-government: of, for, and by the people.” If passed, this would get unlimited funds OUT of the election process. Our votes might even count more than the money!

We urge you to call your congressman and support Congressman McGovern’s legislation. The main number is (202) 225-3121. While you are at it, call Jim’s office and voice your support. It’s a brave move on his part!

Turner GPA is a leading D.C.-based national lobbying and government affairs firm dedicated to delivering cutting edge policy advocacy for the manufacturing, defense, aerospace, health and energy industries. Members of our professional policy team can be reached at (202) 466-2511. We are also on the Web at www.turnergpa.com.


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Attacking the power of big money in politics is indeed a brave move.

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